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Community MobilizationPolice booklet
An advocacy booklet on the the risks faced by the police in the line of duty as well as their role in the prevention of HIV transmission.
Program implementors & those working with community groups Yes No No
Program ManagementNew Dimensions to HIV/AIDS Programming in Aastha II
Techno-descriptive document detailing innovations in the second phase of Aastha, including dynamic micro-planning, focussed outreach planning for HIV counseling and testing etc. The document includes the SOPs for replication.
Program implementors Yes Yes Click Here
Community MobilizationAt the top of the ladder: Community leaders can truly lead programs
Descriptive Monograph on the community mobilization process of Aastha, focusing on the development of community leaders.
Program implementors & those working with community groups Yes No Click Here
Aastha AmbassadorThe Story of Aastha: From the Grassroots
Descriptive Monograph on the evolution of the Aastha Project Phase I, focusing on key innovations and achievements.
Program implementors Yes No No

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Moses S, Blanchard JF, Kang H, Emmanuel F, Reza Paul S, Becker ML, Wilson D, Claeson M.  AIDS in south Asia: understanding and responding to a heterogeneous epidemic. Washington: The World Bank, 2006.  (Access at http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer//Rendered/PDF/370930SAR0Aids01PUBLIC1.pdf).
Halli SS, Buzdugan R, Saggurti N, Verma RK, Moses S, Blanchard J, Jain A, Rama Rao S, Singh AK, Swain SN.  Migration/mobility and vulnerability to HIV among male migrant workers.   Bangalore:  Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT) and Population Council, 2008.
Orchard T, O’Neil JD, Blanchard J, Costigan A, Moses S.  HIV/AIDS prevention programming with “traditional” sex workers in rural India:  challenges for the empowerment approach in community-sanctioned sex work environments.  In:  Pope C, White RT, Malow R, eds.  HIV/AIDS:  Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention.  New York:  Routledge, 2008,  pp. 82-95.
Washington R, Krishnamurthy J, Prakash KH, Shetye M, Ramesh BM, Moses S, Blanchard J.  A strategy of scaling up HIV services.  In:  James KS, Pandey A, Bansod D, Subaiya L, eds. Population, Gender and Health India:  Methods, Processes and Policies.  New Delhi:  Academic Foundation, 2010, pp. 433-46.
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ResearchResearch Ethics TrainingFHI 360's research ethics curriculum used by academic and nongovernmental institutions worldwide on fundamental ethical considerations in the design and implementation of research involving human participants. It complies with the training requirements of major funders and national and international research organizations. The curriculum can be used either as an interactive self-study program or for participatory group training.Program Implementors Yes Click Here
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STIs & HIVFactsheet on the Aastha Project: Updated from the Behavioral tracking survey with Female Sex Workers 2010 Key statistics from the Behavioural Tracking Survery conducted with a sample of SWs in Aastha - Mumbai and Thane districts . Yes No
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Community MobilizationBehavioral Tracking Survey(BTS) guidelines for Key populationsBTS is used to track Behavior change in Key populations over time and inform them to community mobilization & advocacy efforts under Avahan. No No
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OutreachSegmentation Monitoring reportMeasures the changing proportion of different risk profiles among the sex workers and helps in identifying unreached pockets of population.Outreach Worker/ PEQuarterly Yes No
OutreachORW Daily DiaryReporting format to track services for every PE on a daily basisOutreach WorkerDaily Yes No
OutreachPE Daily DiaryPictorial and user friendly reporting format for monitoring services rendered by the Peer Educator each dayPeer EducatorDaily Yes No
OutreachIndividual Tracking SheetReporting format to track customized service delivery for individual sex workers - includes information on condom distribution, communication sessions, support group meetings, clinic visits, etcPeer EducatorDaily Yes No
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OutreachFSW/MSM registration formatMeasures the changing proportion of different risk profiles among the sex workers Outreach WorkerDaily Yes No
OutreachPE CardPictorial and user friendly reporting format for monitoring services rendered by the Peer Educator each dayPeer EducatorDaily Yes No
OutreachIndividual Tracking Sheet /Peer CalendarReporting format to track customized service delivery for individual sex workers - includes information on condom distribution, communication sessions, support group meetings, clinic visits, etcPeer EducatorDaily Yes No
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New SWYour Beauty ParlourSimple beauty tipsParticipatory gameBeautyRapport with project outreach teamClick Here
New SWWho is the Most Beautiful?Attractiveness is key to good incomeParticipatory gameBeautyImproved health seeking behaviourClick Here
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General PopulationHeineken Hegira series (Women) Why is it so? It should've been like this!Reduction of Stigm.Set of CardsNo
General Populationseries (Men) Why is it so?It should've been like this!Reduction of StigmaSet of CardsNo

FHI 360

Gaikwad S, Nidhi G, Bhende A. Female Sex Worker leadership for reduction of gender based violence and prevention of HIV in Mumbai. Conference proceedings for the International Conference on Millenium Development Goas: Reproductive Health. 2012: Under review.​

Bhardwaj S, Roy S, Ranebennur V, Gaikwad S. Reaching the Hard to Reach: A customized outreach strategy for increased uptake of HIV testing amongst sex workers in Mumbai. Conference proceedings for the International Conference on Millenium Development Goas: Reproductive Health. 2012: Under reviewt ​

Jadhav S, Gaikwad S, Jain A, Bhende A, Ranebennur V. Family Planning is our need too!!” Aastha experiences on contraceptive needs and choices of FSWs in Mumbai and Thane. Conference proceedings for the International Conference on Millenium Development Goas: Reproductive Health. 2012: Under review.​

Sur I, Bhende A, Gaikwad S, Ranebennur V, Vanam S. The longer the exposure, the more the knowledge – Experiences from the Aastha project, Maharashtra. Conference proceedings for the International Conference on Millenium Development Goas: Reproductive Health. 2012: Under review​

Bhardwaj S, Roy S, Gaikwad S, Ranebennur V. HIV prevalence in female sex workers in a focused HIV prevention project in Mumbai and Thane Districts, India. Medimond International Proceedings of the 19th Conference of International Society for STD Research. 2011: 13 - 17​

Gaikwad S, Bhende A, Nidhi G, Saggurti N, Ranebennur V. How effective is community mobilisation in HIV prevention among highly diverse sex
workers in urban settings? The Aastha intervention experience in Mumbai and Thane districts, India. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2012 doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200514​

Gurung A, Narayanan P, Prabhakar P, Das A, Ranebennur V et al. Large-scale STI services in Avahan improve utilization and treatment seeking behaviour amongst high-risk groups in India: an analysis of clinical records from six states. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11(Suppl 6): S10. doi:  10.1186/1471-2458-11-S6-S10.​

Verma R, Shekhar A, Khobragade S, Adhikary R, George B, Ramesh B, Ranebennur V, Mondal S, Patra R, Srinivasan S, Vijayaraman A, Paul S, Bohidar N. Scale-up and coverage of Avahan: a large-scale HIV-prevention programme among female sex workers and men who have sex with men in four Indian states. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2009.​

Gupte S, Daly C, Agarwal, V, Gaikwad S, George B. Introduction of rapid tests for large-scale syphilis screening among female, male and transgender sex workers in Mumbai, India. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2011: 38, (Vol 6,): 499 - 502​

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Pickles M, Foss AM, Vickerman P, Deering K, Verma S, Demers E, Washington R, Ramesh BM, Moses S, Blanchard J, Lowndes CM, Michel Alary, Reza-Paul S, Boily M-C.  Interim modelling analysis to validate reported increases in condom use and assess HIV infections averted among female sex workers and clients in southern India following a targeted HIV prevention programme.  Sex Transm Inf 2010; 86 (Suppl 1):i33-43.​

Chandrashekar S, Guinness L, Kumaranayake L, Reddy B, Govindraj Y, Vickerman P, Alary M.  The effects of scale on the costs of targeted HIV prevention interventions among female and male sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgenders in India.  Sex Transm Inf 2010; 86 (Suppl 1):i89-94.

Lowndes CM, Alary M, Verma S, Demers E, Bradley J, Jayachandran AA, Ramesh BM, Moses S, Adhikary R, Mainkar MK.  Assessment of intervention outcome in the absence of baseline data: ‘reconstruction’ of condom use time trends using retrospective analysis of survey data.  Sex Transm Inf 2010; 86 (Suppl 1):i49-55.​

Bradley J, Moses S, Blanchard JF, Rajaram S, Ramesh BM, Verma S, Alary M.  Validating reported condom use among female sex workers in southern India through examination of condom availability.  Sex Transm Inf 2010; 86 (Suppl 1):i44-48.​

Ramesh BM, Beattie TSH, Isac S, Washington R, Jagannathan L, Reza-Paul S, Blanchard JF, Moses S.  Changes in risk behaviours and STI prevalence following HIV preventive interventions among female sex workers in five districts in Karnataka state, south India.  Sex Transm Inf 2010; 86 (Suppl 1):i17-24​

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Program ManagementStandard Operating Procedures: Home Based Sex Workers Aastha I: An STI/HIV Prevention Program with Sex Workers in Mumbai and Thane, IndiaA How to Manual with SOPs for implementing an STI prevention program with male sex workersProgram implementors none Yes No Click Here
Program ManagementStandard Operating Procedures: Male Sex Workers Aastha I: An STI/HIV Prevention Program with Sex Workers in Mumbai and Thane, IndiaA How to Manual with SOPs for implementing an STI prevention program with Home based sex workersProgram implementors none Yes No Click Here
Program ManagementStandard Operating Procedures: Aastha I: An STI/HIV Prevention Program with Sex Workers in Mumbai and Thane, IndiaA How to Manual with SOPs for implementing an STI prevention program with sex workers in Mumbai and Thane Program implementors none Yes Yes Click Here
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Community MobilizationTraining Manual for Community Development Officers  
Training Manual for the Community Development Officers (in charge of community mobilization efforts) in advanced community mobilization skills.
Trainers or Implementors of programs Basic Yes Yes Click Here
CommunicationStrategic Behavior Communication Materal: User and Technical Manual
Training Manual for the outreach team on effective usage of strategic communication material with sex workers in Aastha
Trainers or Implementors of programs Basic No Yes Click Here
OutreachOutreach Workers Supportive Supervision Training Manual
Training manual for Outreach Workers on advanced interpersonal communication skills, supportive supervision skills and community mobilization.
Trainers or Implementors of programs Intermediate No Yes Click Here
OutreachPeer Educator Intermediate Training Manual
Training manual for Peer Educators who have completed six months in the project on advanced inter-personal communication skills, micro-planning and community mobilization skills.
Trainers or Implementors of programs Intermediate No Yes Click Here
OutreachOutreach Workers Basic Training Manual
Training manual for new Outreach Workers on STIs and strategic behavioral change communication.
Trainers or Implementors of programs Basic Yes Yes Click Here
OutreachPeer Educator Advanced Training Manual
Training manual for Peer Educators who have completed twelve months in the project on Dynamic microplanning, Risk based segementation of the KPs, Service dilevery packages for each segements, ICTC, CoC and Aastha Gat as unit of intervention.
Trainers or Implementors of programs Advanced Yes Yes Click Here
Community MobilizationTraining Manual for Community Development Officers
Training Manual for the Community Development Officers (in charge of community mobilization efforts) in advanced community mobilization skills.
Trainers or Implementors of programs Basic Yes Yes Click Here
OutreachSaath Saath: Peer Educators Basic Training ManualTraining manual for new Peer Educators on STIs and strategic behavioral change communication.Trainers or Implementors of programs Basic Yes Yes Click Here
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Enabling EnvironmentBuilding perspectives in STI, HIV & AIDS: Sex work and The Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act
To train master trainers who can further train police personnel on HIV/AIDS and Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (ITPA).
Master Trainersnone Yes No No
Enabling EnvironmentEmpowering Female sex workers to deal with violence through Legal Knowledge and crisis management
This manual was designed to train all stakeholders on human rights and legal frameworks which help on reducing the vulnerability of community members in crisis.
Peer Educators & Outreach workersnone Yes No No
Enabling EnvironmentDeveloping an Enabling Environment and reducing vulnerabilities of Key Population in an HIV prevention programm
This handbook was developed to l to disseminate KHPT endeavors in reducing vulnerabilities of key population through sensitization and capacity building.
Programme Managersnone Yes No No

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